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4-Beat Play-Along Samples
 
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Click as indicated below and play-along.  These samples have no melody.
 
Sample 1 - Basic 4-Beat Rhythm
 
Single Play (click here)                                              Repeat Play (click here)
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C      /      /      / F      /      /      / G7     /      /      / C      /      /      /
Above is the basic 4-beat rhythm pattern for the samples that follow.
Listen for the 4-click intro. and then play 4-beats for each cell, read from left to right.
The "Repeat Play" loops back to the first cell and plays the sample for 32 measures.
 
Sample 2
 
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G7 C
This is the same as Sample 1, only with accompaniment added.  Play 4-beats for each cell.
 
Sample 3
 
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F   Bb C7 F  
This is the same rhythm as above with different chord names.  Play 4-beats for each cell.
 
Sample 4
 
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G     Edim Am7 D7  
Same rhythm as prior samples with different accompaniment and chords.  Play 4-beats for each cell.
The above sequence can be used as an introduction to songs in the key of G that start with a G chord.
 
Sample 5
 
Single Play (click here)                      Repeat Play (click here)
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 Bb6   Eb  Am D7
Gdim Cm7 F9 F+
Try This!  Play 4-beats for each cell.
The above sequence can be used as an introduction to songs in the key of Bb that start with a Bb chord.
 

The above chord progressions follow the Circle of 5ths.  Click on the link below for more information.
 
 
Click here for the Circle of 5ths Chord Practice Chart

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